Connect, Empower, Transform: a Virtual Conference for Students and Emerging Professionals in Cultural Heritage

12-15 November, 2021
Virtual Conference

APOYOnline – Association for Heritage Preservation of the Americas, Inc. is pleased to announce our 4th Regional Conference, which will be entirely virtual and take place from November 12-15, 2021. The conference will be the first ever for students and emerging professionals in Latin America with the theme “Connect, Empower, Transform: a Conference for Students and Emerging Professionals in Cultural Heritage.”

Students in cultural heritage preservation have been integral to the success of recent regional conferences, contributing unique research and promoting lively discussion. APOYOnline looks to encourage and empower emerging professionals across cultural heritage fields by organizing this first ever regional conference that looks to bring together emerging professionals, students, and future students of preservation programs of Latin America, North America, the Caribbean, Portugal and Spain.

APOYOnline and its members have reaped the benefits of networking and connecting across countries and continents over our 30 year history. A goal of this conference is to encourage these professional and personal connections early in the careers of the next generation of professionals so they can grow and develop over their careers. The conference will be an ideal opportunity to connect students not only in the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking world, but also with students all over the globe, including individuals from the Caribbean French- and English-speaking islands.

The completely virtual conference will take place November 12th-15th, and there will be three components to the program: 1) the presentation of selected works by participants as oral presentations or posters, 2) panels with international experts on pertinent topics in cultural heritage, and 3) professional development workshops offered by a team of international experts. The conference will also include time for networking in breakout sessions to encourage cultural exchange and discussion. Conference content will be simultaneously interpreted into Spanish, English, and Portuguese.

Originally planned to take place in the Dominican Republic, the now completely virtual conference will include virtual tours of cultural sites and preservation spaces to share the cultural richness of the Domincan Republic and the issues faced by cultural heritage professionals.

APOYOnline looks to provide full and partial scholarships to as many students as possible, but we need your help! If you are able and interested in supporting our scholarship funds, email info@apoyonline.org .

Additional details and a call for papers will be released soon.




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